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News

2021 Dam Proud Day to support College of Science students in need

On April 28, 2021, Oregon State will hold its second day of giving, called Dam Proud Day. This year, funds raised for the College of Science will support science students experiencing financial difficulties that may inhibit their ability to continue classes.

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News

Applied mathematician Malgo Peszynska receives prestigious Geosciences Career Prize

Malgo Peszynska, professor of applied mathematics at Oregon State University, has received the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Geosciences Career Prize.

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Graduate students

Biology students win 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Two Ph.D. students in the College of Science have been selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Deep dive into key COVID-19 protein is a step toward new drugs, vaccines

Biochemists have taken a key step toward new drugs and vaccines for combating COVID-19 with a deep dive into one protein’s interactions with SARS-CoV-2 genetic material.

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OSU Press Releases

Marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco joins White House to lead climate and environment initiatives

One of the most highly cited marine ecologists in the world, Distinguished Professor Jane Lubchenco, will lead climate and environmental science efforts in the White House as the new deputy director of climate and environment.

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College of Science

Murdock grant to advance innovations in digital chemical discovery and manufacturing

A pivotal Oregon State chemistry project – funded by a $493K grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust – will create a distinctive collaboration center for academic and industrial researchers that will bring synthetic chemistry into the digital age.

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Diversity in Science

Standing with our Asian community members

On behalf of the College, we wish to express our strong, unwavering support for Asian students, faculty and staff in our community and affirm everyone’s right to a safe and healthy university.

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Integrative Biology

Gilfillan Lecture: 'What Darwin couldn’t imagine – A personal journey through the ever-changing field of evolutionary genetics'

An evolutionary and population geneticist with strong regional and global impact, Professor Michael Blouin will present the 2021 Gilfillan Memorial Lecture, “What Darwin couldn’t imagine: A personal journey through the ever-changing field of evolutionary genetics.”

Planetary geologist and OSU alumna Briony Horgan in front of an image of the Perseverance rover.
Alumni and Friends

Oregon State alum plays integral role in Perseverance landing

2005 physics alumna and planetary geologist Briony Horgan's research was key to determining the location on Mars for the Perseverance rover to explore. Explaining the challenge her team faced, she said, "“If we had to choose just one spot on Earth to gather all the data about the entire history of the planet — well, where would you go?”

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Biomedical Science

Sixth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling set for March 13 and 14

Oregon State University will conduct its sixth round of TRACE-COVID-19 door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis the weekend of March 13 and 14 for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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Graduate students

Dancing through genres, biochemistry/biophysics student wins Science Magazine’s Dance Your Ph.D. contest

Heather Masson-Forsythe, a fifth-year graduate student in the College of Science, is a winner in the 13th annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest organized by Science Magazine in the newly created COVID-19 category. "I think the arts in general are really, really valuable on their own but also to communicate science, and as someone who really loves dance, I think it’s one of the best ways to communicate," she said.

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Alumni and Friends

Marine biology alumna develops tool to improve care for the giant Pacific octopus

Meghan Holst, a 2014 marine biology graduate and a biologist at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco, co-developed a tool to help aquarists make end-of-life decisions for the giant Pacific octopus, a popular species in aquariums across the U.S.